Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17

Majors

General Studies (BGS) with a concentration in Criminal Justice (GCJ)

Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 24.0102

Undergraduate Studies

http://www.usf.edu/innovative-education/programs/bachelor-of-general-studies/criminal-justice.aspx

Major Description

USF's Bachelor of General Studies Degree (BGS) is a customized, interdisciplinary degree that provides students with options to choose an appropriate academic program that fits their educational and professional goals. The BGS major provides mid-career, adult students with the opportunity to integrate completion of the baccalaureate degree into their established lifestyle.

BGS students will take an active role in creating their academic plans. Rather than choosing a traditional major, BGS students can choose from a number of established plans of study or can create their own individualized plan of study. BGS students complete 24-27 credits (core courses and electives) within a selected concentration in addition to their other degree requirements.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of General Studies degree are restricted from declaring a minor, due to USF's degree progression policy.

Students may not pursue the Bachelor of General Studies as a second major, dual degree, or second baccalaureate degree. Baccalaureate degree holders who wish to pursue further education are encouraged to pursue admission to a graduate degree program.‚Äč

Concentration Description

The Criminal Justice concentration provides students with an exposure to all facets of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, detention, the judiciary, corrections, and probation and parole. The program concentrates on achieving balance in the above aspects of the system from the perspective of the criminal justice professional, the offender, and society. The objective of the concentration in Criminal Justice is to develop a sound educational basis either for graduate work or for professional training in one or more of the specialized areas comprising the modern urban criminal justice system.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students desiring to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. If students transfer with fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the University's entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements. Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

There are no State Mandated Common Prerequisites for this program.

Total Major Hours: 24 Hours

Major Core Courses - 3 Hours

USF Capstone EXIT Requirement:

Concentration Core Courses - 6 Hours

  • CCJ 3024 Survey of the Criminal Justice System
  • CCJ 3117 Theories of Criminal Behavior

Concentration Elective Courses - 15 Hours

Choose 3 credits from the following courses:

Choose 3 credits from the following courses:

Choose 9 credits from the following courses:

Do not choose a course that has already been counted above.

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